A framework for enhancing depth perception in computer graphics

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Cipiloglu Z., Bulbul A., Çapın T. K.

7th Annual Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, APGV 2010, Los Angeles, CA, United States Of America, 23 - 24 July 2010, pp.141-148 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/1836248.1836276
  • City: Los Angeles, CA
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-148
  • Keywords: Computer graphics, Cue combination, Depth cues, Depth perception, Perceptually-aware rendering
  • TED University Affiliated: No


This paper introduces a solution for enhancing depth perception in a given 3D computer-generated scene. For this purpose, we propose a framework that decides on the suitable depth cues for a given scene and the rendering methods which provide these cues. First, the system calculates the importance of each depth cue using a fuzzy logic based algorithm which considers the target tasks in the application and the spatial layout of the scene. Then, a knapsack model is constructed to keep the balance between the rendering costs of the graphical methods that provide these cues and their contibution to depth perception. This cost-profit analysis step selects the proper rendering methods. In this work, we also present several objective and subjective experiments which show that our automated depth enhancement system is statistically (p < 0.05) better than the other method selection techniques that are tested. © 2010 ACM.